Islam Karimov

Islam Karimov

Birth
Samarkand, Samarqand, Uzbekistan
Death 2 Sep 2016 (aged 78)
Tashkent, Toshkent City, Uzbekistan
Burial Samarkand, Samarqand, Uzbekistan
Memorial ID 169200276 · View Source
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Uzbek President. Starting his career as a Communist Party official, Islam Karimov worked his way up through the Uzbek politics system before in 1990 becoming President of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Karimov declared Uzbekistan's independence in 1991 and became the first president of the newly formed country. He continued to serve as President until 2016 when he died after suffering a stroke.

Bio by: David Peltier


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  • Originally Created by: David Peltier
  • Added: 1 Sep 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 169200276
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Islam Karimov (30 Jan 1938–2 Sep 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 169200276, citing Shah-i-Zinda, Samarkand, Samarqand, Uzbekistan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .